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<p>You did a great job. Thank you. Many like me will never ever be able to afford to buy the ones sold on etsy so no worries. </p>
<p>Be proud it's beautiful!!! Burger King never ask Mcdonald's to give up the burger.</p><p>ANYBODY can make anything called Free enterprise..just the way it go's.</p><p>If I sewed I would make and sell them..</p>
<p>Thank you for this :D (Y)...as for the lady that is freaking out about ripping off Katwise...give it up!! Who made you keyboard cop?? Stop trying to SAVE the world and live and let live...GOSH Pathetic :( As for this instructable it is CLEARLY stated in the beginning about how FABULOUS Kats coats are and how they each use different techniques.......Therefor NOT a rip off!! Keep your nose outta law cause you have NO CLUE what your talking about and you made yourself look foolish Susanrm...Funny how you say you did a consensus yet cant back up any data...LMAO-ROF</p>
i think its beautiful, i wish i could make one. <br> and as of instructions go, even though it was someones elses pattern, you made this one and, all you did was show how you made it. i see nothing wrong with that.
This is a wonderful tutorial, I have done a lot of researching on how to make one of these and your tute is clear and helpful. <br> <br>Thank you for taking the time to help others. :) <br> <br>As for the Katwise comments, there are only so many ways to make a sweater, shirt, skirt, coat, dress, etc. Everyone has their own individual way of doing things and puts their own spin and creativity on their garment. <br> <br>Even if a person *did* have a Katwise tutorial and is relaying a *how to*, there is nothing written in stone that a person has to give a *shout out* to her. I looked at her Etsy page where she sells the tutes and she only says that *if a person buys the tutorial and sells them *on a small scale* to please give her some credit. <br> <br>To me, that's a bit arrogant, but that's my own opinion. <br> <br>At any rate, your coat reflects your own style and creativity and I don't see how it resembles a Katwise in any way. <br> <br>Too many people feel the need to stick their nose in everyone elses business and they should really get off their high horses and leave people in peace to craft away! ;) <br> <br>Have you made any more of these since this one? <br> <br>I have 60+ sweaters (blues, reds/pinks/ greens, blacks/whites/grays and tans) and I am washing them as I write! <br> <br>I would love to see pics of anything else you've done! :) I think I found you linked at Pinterest! &lt;3 <br> <br>
I've bought the tutorial but this helps me so much more and alot simpler to understand thanks so much!!!!
Wow. I fail to understand the negative comments here. You cannot &quot;patent&quot; a design. Once it's out there it is no longer yours. If that were the case, almost every designer out there would be broke in a flash. This coat is similar to, but not exactly the same as Katwise. Even if it was the same, it is not a Katwise. Katwise has her own flair and design. She also sells her own tutorials on how to make her coats. Hence, everyone can now make one exactly as she does. So, what's the problem? Have none of you ever bought a designer knock-off?
I'd wear that! Very nice work, too. ;-)
Nice work. I like the color choices, and the Palpatine-esque hood is a neat variation upon the original coats that inspired you. I'm a big fan of sweater upcycling projects.<br /><br />So, is it ridiculously warm?
Hey there, nice work. But your -ible was instantly recognizable to me as a rip-off of Katwise's. It would have been different if you had taken some of the techniques you learned from her and created your own cool design, but an elf coat? I think if she took you to court, she'd probably win, given the uniqueness and recognizability of her designs.<br><br>Please consider withdrawing your -ible and making a new one instead. I know you want to win the contest, but this isn't really a good way. You're talented, and I'm sure you can come up with your own ideas!
Honestly - All Katwise asks for is directed credit. there are other elf coat tutorials out there, NOT BY HER, for free. I credit her. I tell people to go buy her coats and tutorial. I bought her tutorial. I claim no credit for the design.<br><br>You'd do just as well going after all the people who do quilt tutorials or recipes.
Well, I can't speak for her, but I do know some of us aren't cool with it. Just so you know. You obviously mean well, but to me, this just crosses a line. Here is a good example of another elf coat that is inspired by, but completely unlike, Katwise's productions.<br> <br> <a href="http://gwenbeads.blogspot.com/2011/03/making-sweater-coat-part-1.html" rel="nofollow">http://gwenbeads.blogspot.com/2011/03/making-sweater-coat-part-1.html</a><br> <br> And I am really not &quot;going after&quot; you. Just pointing out something that struck me right between the eyes when I saw your -ible. I asked some folks on Facebook what they thought about it, and the consensus was that it is too close to the original for comfort, and it would have been better if you had asked her if it was okay to post a non-serger version of her instructions online.<br> <br> I have read hundreds and hundreds of -ibles on this site, and this is the first one that struck me this way.<br>
I have emailed Katwise and asked her what she would like me to do. If she asks me to take it down, I will.
That's good of you. You put a ton of work into this.
Fantastic, I've been looking for a tutorial on just this. You did a great job documenting the process - there's little more frustrating than finding an 'ible on something you've been looking for, and it's the finished product with &quot;sorry, but I forgot to take pictures as I was working on it.&quot; <br><br><br>...Not that I've done that myself &gt;.&gt; *cough*
Thanks for commenting! I thought of it when I saw the sew warm contest was open this year again, and couldn't find any Instructables on one, so it seemed like a good idea.<br><br>I still would recommend buying Katwise's tutorial for I think it was ten bucks on etsy, IF you want one like hers - mine takes considerably longer because you should finish the inside seams and it requires double stitching to do the piping - one to do the piping and one to add the next piece. I wrote it for people who don't have sergers but want to make this type of coat.<br><br>It was fun! I've been wearing this thing out for the last two days have have gotten zero weird looks or comments XD<br><br>Please pm me if you have any questions - sometimes I get too wordy, I think, and sometimes I forget things.

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